The Democratic Party has had a ‘leadership’ problem for decades! We all “know” whats best for our party and are not afraid to voice our opinions – loudly and vociferously. Having been a ‘member’ of the Republican party as well, I can personally attest to the ‘benefits’ of mindlessly following a ‘leader’! You have unity, commonality of purpose and you don’t have to think. There are definite upsides to being a flock of sheep instead of the herd of cats that make up the Democratic party. Unfortunately, I can’t go back to being a republican since I possess the intelligence to see that the sheep are being herded toward a cliff by a bunch of rabid sheepdogs! The Republican Party, in it’s present form has existed for only 30 to 40 years – likewise the Democratic Party. I think we are about to “reinvent” ourselves yet again, and the birthing process is NEVER pretty!